Equitable Life

Part of Opposition Day — [6(th) Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:10 pm on 16th March 2010.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Conservative, Stone 4:10 pm, 16th March 2010

I agree with everything that my hon. Friend has said so far. Does he agree that this debate is rather like watching paint dry but without the paint? According to the action group's spokesman today, more than 1 million people have lost £4 billion, but it is estimated that only several hundred million pounds, at most, will be recovered. In those circumstances, it is not only a question of those who have died, but also of those who will continue to live. Under present arrangements, they will not get anything realistic.

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Dee Speers
Posted on 17 Mar 2010 4:24 pm (Report this annotation)

But why are we still discussing this? It is my understanding that following a four year investigation by the PHSO,commissioned by the Government, the PHSO issued a number of recommendations for the Government to implement.....they chose to ignore the PHSO yet expets us, as members of the public to feel reassured by her independent status.
In my opinion, either the Government or PHSO system is fundamentally flawed.

Jane Frost
Posted on 19 Aug 2013 5:42 pm (Report this annotation)

The PHSO is fundamentally flawed.

It takes the view that covering up private company irregularities is more important than the public interest of exposing them.

Whether or not this is at the Governments direction, it uis difficult to know.